Colonial Chemical Solutions, Inc. (CCS), a subsidiary of Savannah-based Colonial Group, Inc., has announced the acquisition of Industrial Chemicals Inc. The 80-year-old company, headquartered in Richmond, Virginia, provides a wide selection of industrial chemicals and offers services including repackaging, storage, custom blending, contract storage and packaging, and chemical logistical support.
“The supply chain issues affecting many industries are also rippling through the chemical industry, but both Colonial Chemical and Industrial Chemicals have a strong presence in our respective markets and expect this acquisition to strengthen our existing relationships with customers and suppliers,” said Rob Roberts, president of Colonial Chemical Solutions. “The cultures of both companies are similar in that our parent company, family-owned Colonial Group, just celebrated its 100th anniversary and Industrial Chemicals has been serving the chemical needs of industry for more than eighty years. Our two companies are well respected by customers and suppliers and also have an existing 15-year business relationship and a history of working together that we will build on.”
Roberts says the acquisition was attractive due to Industrial Chemicals’ geography and growth, along with a complementary product line and a shared culture of creating lasting customer and supplier relationships. With sites in Savannah, Charlotte, North Carolina, and Atlanta, Colonial Chemical’s sales cover most locations east of the Mississippi River while Industrial Chemical’s sales are primarily focused in Virginia, served from the company’s home base in Richmond.